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Food Safety Manager
Poindexter Nut Company - Selma, CA




Description of Responsibilities:

  • Supports the mission, values and vision of the company.
  • Participate in food safety audits, compliance programs, sanitation, pest control, GMPs, and Manufacturing operations
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of Food safety to ensure compliance with GFSI, FDS, USDA, DFA, SQF, CCOF, Kosher, BRC, etc.
  • Provide superior customer relations with 2nd and 3rd parties, employees and management team.
  • Responsible for maintaining Food Safety Programs such as but not limited to Allergens, Color Code, Complaint & Corrective and Preventive Action, Environmental Monitoring, Equipment & Calibration, Food Defense Security, Foreign Material, GMPs, HACCP, Internal Auditing, Product Rework, Traceability & Recall, Water, Ice & Steam.
  • Responsible for inspecting facility on a daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual basis and maintaining documentation.
  • Work in partnership with the management such as Plant Managers, QA, Supervisors and Human Resources team to guide in Food Safety and compliance.
  • Responsible for monitoring employee practices that relate to food safety.
  • Administer biological monitoring procedures to determine the efficacy of sanitation methods (micro swabbing)
  • Responsible for implementing and guiding the management team in mock recalls.
  • Responsible for managing and auditing the HACCP program compliance.
  • Responsible for managing and leading the monthly GMPs facility audits of glass, porcelain, ceramic and hard plastics inspections.
  • Monitor and review CCP reports and environmental monitoring findings.
  • Partner with management team to ensure SOP and SSOPs requirements are developed, updated and maintained on a regular basis.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service to meet employees, management, and customer needs and expectations of the company
  • Provide contribution to the company in the form of developing and implementing new methods, procedures and systems, to improve Sanitation and Quality Performance.
  • Responsible for the development and management of the food safety color code program to identify RTE areas vs. non-RTE areas.
  • Management of plant waste effluents processes, documentation and reporting
  • Responsible for managing the HACCP parameters to ensure compliance and documentation. Responsible for CCP#1 (Pasteurization) review of documentation and a secondary check on compliance with critical limits. Responsible for CCP #2 (metal detection) review of documentation.
  • Responsible for developing, auditing and maintaining all programs and policies for complete certification in accordance with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.
  • Conduct and lead food safety audits for third party inspectors; USDA, FDA, DFA, County, City, and customer audits
  • Facilitate third party audits and regulatory inspections as well as Kosher, and Organic.
  • Provide periodic reports to the CEO of the company.
  • Responsible for addressing and notifying CEO of all critical issues or concerns immediately.
  • Provide audits results and corrective actions to the CEO of the company and engage management team (Plant managers, supervisors, human resources).
  • The company reserves the right to modify work assignments as deemed necessary.
  • Responsible for all areas of Food Safety: GFSI, FDA, USDA, DFA, SQF, CCOF, Kosher, and all vendor 2nd and 3rd party audits and compliance programs.
  • Document and Record Control; ensure that all controllable documentation is dated, signed and authorized as per frequency specified in related programs.
  • Developed and implemented various safety processes.
  • Administer food safety measures and prepare reports. Coordinate with various teams and resolve issues.
  • Develop and maintain Food Safety Programs such as Allergen Management, Document and Record management, Food Defense Security Program, GMPs, HACCP program.
  • Lead and manage Internal Audits, Pest Control management, internal and external customer service in relations to vendors, employees and management.
  • Provide training on food safety practices.
  • Analyze processes and identified issues. Gather audit results and provided feedback to customers.

Qualifications :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skill and/or ability and the physical requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Knowledge in: Principles of management, leadership, and training. FDA, SOP, SSOPs, CGMPs, SQF, BRC, and all related regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Solid understanding of food microbiology, Pest Control programs and techniques and food regulations (FDA, FSIS)
  • Establish positive working relationships with management and senior support personnel.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, presentation
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Intermediate to advance knowledge in Excel and Office Suite
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of basic quality control and quality assurance programs and concepts
  • Strong technical and business writing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills and decision making skills
  • Results oriented with high organizational and management skills
  • Experience in extensive interaction with upper management & executives
  • Excellent communication and supervision skills
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures and engage all employees respectfully

Education and/or Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Safety ; Microbiology, Food Science , Business Management
  • Certification in various specializations; BRC, SQF, HACCP,

5 years’ experience preferred within related industry

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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